Check-in to 200 Lex with Interior Design

The New York Design Center and Interior Design magazine joined together for the seventh annual “Check-In to 200 Lex,” a guide to the industry’s best hospitality product resources and insights from leading designers in the field. Beginning at 3:00pm, guests explored the world of hospitality products at 200 Lex through self-guided tours curated by designers and Interior Design editors. Over 50 showrooms participated, showcasing everything from luxury lighting to the finest outdoor furniture.

Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design magazine, moderated four insightful presentation, keeping conversation and questions flowing. The first discussion, hosted in Cliff Young, featured Cass Calder Smith, owner and founding principal of CCS Architecture. Smith shared the inspirations behind the bold imagery and intricate detail characteristic of his designs. Afterwards, guests listened to Hayes and James Slade, founders of Slade Architecture, in Atelier. The business and life partners spoke of their inventive architecture and design that seeks to focus on different scales and program types.  At 6:30pm, Karen Daroof, president and design principal of Daroff Design, shared with Allen how her firm reached national and international prominence. The final presentation with Paola Navone in HBF/HBF Textiles created a full house as guests eagerly listened to the Italian architect, designer, art director, and interior designer share her interest in differing cultures.

With thousands of top hospitality products and four designer presentations, Hospitality Day provided an in depth exploration of unexpected hospitality.

Click here to view the program.